Temperament Counseling

Are you…

  • starved for intimacy
  • tired of yo-yo dieting
  • tired of painful relationships
  • tired of repeating the same patterns
  • tired of being stuck in the same old rut

Temperament Counseling may be your answer. So what is it, and how does it work?

Temperament Counseling is initiated by doing a simple test that has been used for over 30 years. It is an 8-10 minute test that will give a clear guide to see who God has wired you to be, and how daily life is being affected by your temperament traits.

This test was developed by Dr.’s Richard and Phyllis Arno and was launched in 1983 after many years of research. That research involved over 5,000 individual questionnaires being given, with over 90% reporting that they now understood their “God-given temperaments.”

I have personally used the data from this test for over 20 years and have a great a deal of experience in targeting the areas where weaknesses could be shored up and strengths can be expanded upon.

The A.P.S. (Arno Profile System) temperament test identifies five temperaments and recognizes more than 40,000 different temperament blends/combinations.The word “temperament” itself comes from Latin “temperare” (to mix) and goes as far back as Hippocrates, where he describes the mixing of temperaments.

A person’s temperament cannot be accurately identified without an appropriate assessment. We are much too individual and unique to “guess” at what our temperaments may be.

I have found that when dealing individually with the temperament information, it can be a huge catalyst for breaking down barriers that block us from excelling in life. This test will help “shine the light” on these three different areas.

Inclusion: This is your social orientation and intellectual energies.

Control:    This is your willingness to make decisions and to accept  responsibilities for self and/or others.

Affection:   This is your need to express and receive love, affection and approval. It also includes your need for deep personal relationships.

In my experience, this is a great tool for reaching a higher level of time management, financial decision making and relationships. I have found this to be an invaluable component, particularly when it comes to relationships. This includes your relationship with yourself! What self-talk are you listening to? “Why do I do the things I do?” “Who am I?” “Why do I keep making the same mistakes?” “Why do people treat me the this way?” Even the very fact that we “judge” is rooted to some degree in our temperament. This test is a wonderful tool to assist in dispelling the negative questioning thought patterns with the more positive “Wow, this is who God created me to be!“I’m not defective or broken.” “I can love and be loved.”

I have enjoyed the freedom that has resulted from breaking down barriers in my own life and have been blessed to see others overcome their “limiting lies.”

The Arno system of temperament testing may be the answer you need to walk into abundant life. Despite the facts that we are all uniquely complex, and have the basic desire to understand and be understood. This test will give you the keys to unlock the door to your basic characteristics, needs, strengths and struggles.

Psalm 139:13-14 Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Certainly You made my mind and heart; You wove me together in my mother’s womb. I will give You thanks because Your deeds are awesome and amazing.


Having the “tools” to navigate through this life will make the journey much easier. Temperament analysis and coaching can help you break free of your weaknesses, embrace your strengths, and so fulfill your passion and destiny here on earth!